A Houston County jury will be allowed to hear an accused killer's taped confession to police.
Fifty-seven-year-old Joseph Holly is accused in the shooting death of 38-year-old James Layton, Jr.
Layton was killed by a shotgun blast when he entered his home on Saunders Road in July of last year.
Investigators say Holly admitted using a key hidden under a doormat to get inside the house and drinking beer while he waited for Layton.
Defense attorneys claimed Tuesday that Holly was too intoxicated to waive his constitutional rights and give the statement.
However, Judge Ed Jackson disagreed.
Jury selection for Holly's trial is scheduled to begin next Monday.